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Jaune Quick-To-See Smith was born in St. Ignatius, Montana and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation, Montana. She received an Associate of Arts degree at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington in 1960, her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Framingham State College, Massachusetts in 1976, and her Master of Arts in Visual Arts from the University of New Mexico in 1980.
She has received world-renowned status as a painter and printmaker. Her art contrasts abstract and representational elements while combining stylistic characteristics associated with both Western modern art and traditional Native forms, visually addressing old traditions and current social concerns while also incorporating themes of personal and political identity.
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